Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care in Richmond

At My Chiropractic Place in Richmond, people come to see us for a variety of reasons...

  1. For relief from symptoms (aches, pains or dysfunction)
  2. To rehabilitate or correct long term spinal problems
  3. As one component of their overall approach to better health


What is Chiropractic?

- Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

- Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health.


What do Chiropractic doctors do?

- Your chiropractor is specially trained to examine you for the presence of spinal misalignments, called "vertebral subluxations".

- If detected, your chiropractor will use safe and effective chiropractic adjustments to restore proper spinal movement, correct your subluxations and remove nervous system interference.

- Doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.

- Chiropractors are leaders in wellness (keeping you healthy), often emphasizing to the value of nutrition, exercise and mental health, in addition to the physical care provided in the office. 


What is a subluxation?

- The Vertebral Subluxation Complex, or "subluxation" for short, is a dysfunction (misalignment) of one of the bones (vertebra) in your spine.

- This dysfunction compromises the normal functioning of your nerves and can influence your overall health and well-being.


What is a chiropractic adjustment?

- A chiropractic adjustment involves a light, high velocity (extremely quick), low amplitude (extremely short) push applied to a subluxated vertebra, with the goal of restoring proper motion and relieving pressure on the nervous system.

- The Gonstead system of analyzing and correcting subluxations allows the adjustment to be as SAFE and EFFECTIVE as possible in restoring spinal and nervous system function.


Some common reasons why patients seek chiropractic care:

- Headaches/migraines                               - Stiff joints                                     

- Neck/back pain                                         - Sciatica 

- Pain, pins-and-needles or numbness in the legs, arms, hands or feet

- Arthritis                                                     - Dizziness, loss of balance

- Poor posture                                             - Pregnancy support

- Fatigue                                                     - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

- Whiplash injuries                                      - Sports injuries

- Disc problems                                          - Childhood illnesses/conditions




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